I decided to name this recipe Thai Chili Green Pea Hummus, since Sambal Olek chili paste (the kind with the drawing of a rooster on the gold-tinted label with the green cap) is the inspiration behind it. To give it a more notably Thai flavor I added Thai basil and ginger root along with the garlic. I did not have access to fresh lemongrass, but lemongrass is an ingredient in the green curry paste, so… Continue reading →
I’m kind of obsessed with winter squash right now. Need proof? See my last post. Expect a plethora of squash-based recipes in the near future. Squash soup should be considered a comfort food, and roasted squash seeds are a bona fide healthy-ish binge food. To combat depression stemming from the results of the 2016 election, I’m eating a lot of squash. Because I feel sort of…squashed. Please enjoy this recipe, and use it to sooth your soul. Continue reading →
My husband and I have recently experimented with new vegan cheez/cheese substitutions in recipes. When our blender broke and we started using tahini frequently as a base for sauces and dips, etc., John created this Italian-inspired dish and it was such a success that I jumped at the opportunity to photograph and feature it here. Continue reading →
I’ve traveled a lot, in many situations where access to a blender was nil. Whether it was a motel room with a mini fridge, or a hospedaje with bars on the widows; a hostel dorm with a shared kitchen, a tent, or my car, I’ve managed to make every salad dressing on this list with as little as a pocket knife and a mason jar. That’s not to say they’re simplistic. These recipes can transform something as basic as shredded cabbage into a flavorful and satisfying meal. Continue reading →
I shared this because I’ve worked with and lived with people who identify with other nations, cultures, and subcultures of the world other than that of the mainstream i.e. Slovenia, Mexico, South Korea, Guatemala, Spain, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecudador, Peru, Colombia, Germany, Lebanon, etc. Granted, what you eat for breakfast doesn’t distinguish you as ordinary vs. radical. For all anyone knows, you might hunt deer on the weekends but really enjoy eating an apple for breakfast and skipping lunch. I’m not trying to analyze anyone, but I found this [stereotypical breakfast montage regarding stereotypical ideas about breakfast in various countries and regions] very interesting.
*Note: I’m not trying to promote Buzzfeed. I want to share this video because it resonates with my experience.